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Kirsty Milne

At Vanity Fair

From Bunyan to Thackeray

€ 115.45


`At Vanity Fair tells the story of Bunyan`s powerful metaphor, exploring how Vanity Fair was transformed from an emblem of sin and persecution into a showcase for celebrity, wealth and power. This literary history, focusing on reception, adaptation and influence, traces the fictional representation of Vanity Fair over three centuries from John Bunyan`s masterpiece, The Pilgrim`s Progress (1678), to William Makepeace Thackeray`s own Vanity Fair (1847-8). It explores the influence of anonymous journalists and booksellers alongside well-known authors including Ben Jonson, Samuel Richardson and Thomas Carlyle. Over time, Bunyan`s dystopian fantasy has been altered and repurposed to characterise consumer capitalism, channelling memories that inform and unsettle modern hedonism. By tracking the idea of `Vanity Fair` against this shifting background, the book illuminates the relationship between the individual and the collective imagination, between what is culturally available and what is creatively impelled`-



Taal / Language : English

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Hardback
237 pagina's
Januari 2015
454 gram
231 x 150 x 23 mm
CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR gb


Levertijd: 4 tot 8 werkdagen